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Skulpturensammlung und Museum für Byzantinische Kunst Skulpturensammlung [67]

Maria mit Kind im Stühlchen / Virgin and Child with Cherubs (known as the Madonna della seggiola)

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Description

Madonna mit dem Kind im Stühlchen. Es ist auf einem Kissen an ein gemustertes Tuch gelehnt. Die Rechte schiebt es zwischen die Hände der anbetenden Mutter. Oben fünf Cherubim und weiße Wolken, hinter denen Lichtstrahlen hervorbrechen.

English catalogue entry

After Donatello

Virgin and Child with Cherubs (known as the Madonna della seggiola)
ca. 1450-60

Painted stucco
59 x 39 cm

Berlin, Staatliche Museen, Skulpturensammlung, Inv. SKS 67.
Bode-Museum, on view.

Provenance
Florence (before 1880); Berlin, Skulpturensammlung/Altes Museum (1880-1904); Berlin, Skulpturensammlung/Kaiser-Friedrich-Museum (1904-1939); Berlin, storage (1939-1945); Soviet Union, secret storage (1945/46-1958); East Berlin, Skulpturensammlung/Bode-Museum (1958-1990); Berlin, Skulpturensammlung/Bode-Museum (1990-present).

Acquisition
Bought in Florence in 1880.

Other versions
• Florence, Museo Bardini, Inv. 1193. Painted stucco, 55 x 40 cm, tabernacle height : 116 cm.
London, Victoria and Albert Museum, Inv. 57-1867. Gilt terracotta, 74.3 x 55.9 cm. Purchased in Florence from Gagliardi (100 pounds).
Paris, Musée Jacquemart-André, Inv. 1762. Terracotta, height: 43 cm.
• Formerly Berlin, Adolf von Beckerath collection. His sale, Berlin, 20-21 November 1916, lot 164.
• Formerly Berlin, Gerhardt Bollert collection. 67.5 x 47 x 6 cm, now Munich, Bayerisches Nationalmuseum.
• Formerly Cologne, Heinrich Neuerberg collection. Photo Kunsthistorisches Institut Florenz: 173537.
• Formerly Florence, Art market (see Middeldorf 1978).
• Formerly Florence, Raoul Tolentino collection. His sale, New York, 1920.


Bibliography
Bode and Tschudi 1888
Wilhelm Bode and Hugo von Tschudi, Königliche Museen zu Berlin. Beschreibung der Bildwerke der Christlichen Epoche, Berlin, W. Spemann, 1888, pp. 19-20 cat. 53, pl. II: school of Donatello. Same pupil of Donatello as the author of the Madonna di via Pietrapiana in Florence. Other versions in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, and in a private collection, Paris.
Semrau 1891
Max Semrau, Donatellos Kanzeln in S. Lorenzo. Ein Beitrag zur Geschichte der italienieschen Plastik im XV. Jahrhundert, Breslau, Schottlaender, 1891, p. 142 note 2.
Bode 1894
Wilhelm Bode, Denkmäler der Renaissance-Sculptur Toscanas, Munich, F. Bruckmann, 1894, II, pl. 98: after the work by Donatello in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London (Inv. 57-1867).
Bode 1902
Wilhelm Bode, Florentiner Bildhauer der Renaissance, Berlin, Bruno Cassirer, 1902, pp. 109-110: after the terracotta by Donatello in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.
Balcarres 1903
Lord Balcarres, Donatello, London and New York, Duckworth & Co. and Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1903, pp. 182-183: after a lost work by Donatello; the Virgin and Child in the Victoria and Albert Museum (Inv. 57-1867) is a forgery, possibly by the 19th century sculptor Giovanni Bastianini (as is the Piot Madonna in the Musée du Louvre; Inv. RF 3967).
Bode 1892-1905
Wilhelm Bode, Denkmäler der Renaissance-Skulptur Toscanas, Munich, Brückmann, 1892-1905, pp. 32-33, pl. 98: school of Donatello, after the similar work in the Victoria and Albert Museum (Inv. 57-1867), an original relief despite it the fact it is considered a forgery by its institution.
Schubring 1907
Paul Schubring, Donatello. Des Meisters Werke in 277 Abbildungen, Stuttgart and Leipzig, Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt, 1907, p. 174: school of Donatello.
Schottmüller 1913
Frida Schottmüller, Die italienischen und spanischen Bildwerke der Renaissance und des Barocks in Marmor, Ton, Holz und Stuck, Berlin, Georg Reimer, 1913, pp. 21-22 cat. 45: workshop of Donatello; reduced copy after the terracotta in the Victoria and Albert Museum (Inv. 57-1867), which is a masterpiece unrightfully attributed to Bastianini.
Bode 1921
Wilhelm Bode, Florentiner Bildhauer der Renaissance, Berlin, Bruno Cassirer, 1921, p. 124 fig. 78: follower of Donatello.
Maclagan and Longhurst 1932
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Entstehungsort stilistisch: Italien

Material/Technique

Stuck

Measurements

Höhe x Breite x Tiefe: 58 x 37 x 10 cm (Rahmen:110x69x16cm); Gewicht: 21 kg

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